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CALL'S DOUBLE PAGE OF SPORTS It's the Same Old Story WHERE SUBSTITUTES ARE CONCERNED THE GIANTS LOOK TO HAVE ADVANTAGE The Stakes Offered for Victory Will Prompt the Players to Risk Personal Injury, and This Is Where the Value of Seasoned and Capable Irregulars Will Prove Much to Their Benefit CHRISTY MATHEWSON OF THE GIANTS .\h.VY j OKK, Sept. 26.—Having now sorted out the regular infield ers on the Giants and Athletics in previous articles, let us consider the irregulars or substitutes. In this particular the Giants have all the edge on the American league entry tor the world's championship honors, be cause the Xcw York club carries "Charlie" Herzog on the bench. It is hardly fair to call Herzog a substitute. Rut so badly off were the Ath letics a few weeks ago, when Barry was injured, that "Connie" Mack was forced to bring Oldring in from the outfield to fill the cavity. Herzog is a great infielder. Only force of circumstances has kept him on the bench throughout most of this season. Unfortunately for himself he was taken ill a few weeks after tha race started, and Shafer got his place, temporarily lt was thought. The fast young infielder made excep tionally good, and it was during his term of service on the western trip that the Giants ran into their first •iecisive winning streak of the sea son, which brought us up within range of the Phillies, so we were in a position to overtake them by the first of July. McGraw was never a manager to break up a winning com bination, and Shafer stuck in the lineup, Herzog remaining on the bench. "Never fool with a winner." Mc- Graw says often. Any time that Herzog has gotten into the game, since Shafer has been holding down the job regularly he has played great baseball. He showed the stuff he had in him during the scries with the Red Sox last fall, when he was one of the stars of those games, both at the bat and in the field. He is a hard and conscientious player, and fights for every point. The Injury of an infielder on the Giants ■would not weaken the New York club, as Shafer can play any position of the infield, and Herzog is a steady third baseman. If one of the Athletics- Infie'.ders should be hurt, the Philadelphia team would be greatly weakened, because it would result in a general shift of the lineup. Oldring probably would come to the vacant place, which would leave a hole in the outtield. Then it stands to reason that a man who has been appearing regularly as a fielder for several seasons can not take hold of an infield job on short notice and be as steady as a specialist at it. Mack's only other hope for a substitute Infielder is young Orr. and. If he was not good enough for the Athletics during the regular race, he certainly would not fit in the job in the series, where the tension will be .is gr-Ht as lt is bound to be In these coming games. Perhaps certain readers think I am overplaying the value of capable sub stitutes. It Is in a short series of this sort that a man is most often hurt. All the games are desperately fought and the men in the cast of characters take extreme chances be cause the stakes are so great. There fore, the team which goes into the series properly fortified with substi tutes certainly lias a slight advan *TStl\K \\K\K HITTEIt At the first glance at the outfields the ordinary fan would tell you that the Athletics are far and away better off than the Giants. In this, I do not agree with the ordinary fan. The Athletics' outfield of 1911 was much stronger than the set of gardeners they have working today. Then there were Oldrlng, "Danny" Murphy, and Lord, all seasoned performers. No matter how Mack arranges his out field this year he is bound to carry two youngsters in lt. Oldrlng is a veteran and a great ball player. His two companions will probably be "Eddie" Murphy and "Jlmmle" Walsh both good ball players, but both fresh from the minors last year and ap pearing in their first world's series Perhaps he will work Ktrunk in cen ter field instead of. Walsh. Strunk has been with the team longer and has had more experience but he is only a youth and is not very strong with the stick. 8 EXPEKIENCK IS WHAT < OT NTS On paper, where we are performing at present, the Athletics have the ad vantage in left field, because Oldrine has been tried under desperate fire, while Burns of the Giants is going through his first season' in the big league. Experience counts in a world's series. But Burns has not the tem perament of a man who will weaken because the victory or defeat means a whole iot to him personally in a financial way. and to his club because of its reputation. When Burns first broke in regularly with the Giants 111 i« season he dis played some slight nervousness, as is bound to be evidenced by any bush leaguer when he starts to play before the enormous crowds which attend major league battles. It Is due to the different conditions in the hig league that many players sways remain stars in the Lots of men have had their opportunities with the big show, only to fall back into the minors again as useless. They break loose in the bushes like a million dollars once more, and some other big league man ager thinks his rival has overlooked a bet In returning the youngster and takes him up. Again lie pulls boots and fails to bat, and is returned to the "sticks." There are numerous players of this type. I could reel off 20 names, but they are names which few of my readers would recognize, because tliey are those of men who have failed to make good, who have been only stars in the minors. The same type of per sons exists in all walks of life. They can only be stars In the minors. Nearly every man who comes up into the big leagues feels the differ ence in the atmosphere and Is es (.Copyright, 1913, International News Serrleej Dode Paskert Out Of Game Forever < HII.ADELPHIA, Sept. 2«.— \ < | "Uode" PnskeH, the Phll lies' center fielder, probably !is through with baaeball. He has been injured Internally and la in such condition that sur- \ aeons say an operation is the i only thing which will make his recovery permanent. They ad viae him to retire permanently from the game. pecially amazed hy the large crowds. The players with the right stuff in them get over this feeling and play without regard for the hooting of the crowds, as all seasoned ball players do. Few real big leaguers realize that a crowd Is howling during the game. They just know the shouting is there, as the grandstand, and the bench, and the fence are. It is a part of the scene and has nothing to do with the players. But it is all new to the youngster. For this reason the smart managers have observed the practice of holding their recruits on the bench for some time and easing them Into the game gradually after they have become used to the scene and the surroundings. By the sudden injection of a verdant youngster Into the lineup many a manager has spoiled a promising future. Tit AIV THE Bt'SHERS George Burns received this kind of training on the Giants' bench for a year before getting a regular berth. McGraw would put him ln to run for some one occasionally during this period, or he would let him play for an inning or two to finish a game which was hopelessly lost or certainly won. In this way Burns got accus tomed to things, so that when he began this year with a team that faces the biggest crowds ln the coun rty it was not like a recruit going to work, but like a veteran picking up where he had left off. It was only for a short time that Burns displayed any inclination toward nervousness, and he never showed It ln the field. His batting was not as hard at first as it has been since, but he was Just as good a fielder, just as fast and just as sure. BASE RI'X.NERS WILL COL N'T Good base runners are going to count for the Giants in this series, t" believe. We had a fast team in 1911, and it was generally predicted before those games that we would steal bases fluently on Ira Thomas, but he had been practicing and was prepared. Base stealing did not figure to any extent in the games. We could not get away with It. But this year the bulk, lf not all, of the catching will be done by Lapp and yo'ing Schang. Is not physically strong enough to catch every game of the series, and his throwing is not as steady as that of Thomas, anyway. He will have one good day. and another when he won't be able to get stealers at all. miCSS IS DEVELOPING Burns has rapidly developed into a great batter. He has naturally a good eye, being very expert at any thing which requires quickness of vision. He is a. very good shot and a great pool player. Because of his ac curate eye he is a hard batter to pitch to since he refuses to go after bad balls. Oldrlng probably excels Bufns as a consistent and dangerous hitter. He Is apt to break up a ball game for you any time. "Rube" got a bad break in the series nf It'll, it will be recalled that he deposited a home run into the left Held bleachers in the early part of that fifth game, which looked like a cleanup sure. Philadel phia had already won three games. It seemed as if the punch was fatal to the Giants' chances, and it looked like ; tfae blow which would finish the se ries. If the Athletics had won that game Olclring would have been a great hero, but the Giants finally ! look it in an extra inning, and no body has thought anything more j about Oldring's home run since. Ba- I ker was the only boy to get credit I £yr the circuit smashes. (YESTERDAY'S ♦* ♦ PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Club— Won Lost Pet Portland 94 72 666 Sacramento 87 41 518 ' Venice 91 86 514 i San Francisco 87 91 489 i Los Anjeles 83 92 472 Oakland 79 99 444 i GAMES TODAY » Venice-Oaklaad at San Francisco, doubla header. San Franciseeo at Portland. Sacramento at Los Angeles. AMERICAN LEAGUE Club— Wen Lost Pet Philadelphia 96 49 662 Clsveland 83 62 572 Warhingtcn 88 68 569 Boston 73 67 521 Chicago 74 72 607 Detroit 62 84 425 St. Louia 55 9? 374 ! New York 53 89 373 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pot. New York 94 47 667 Philadelphia 84 66 604 Chicago 84 63 671 Pittsburg- 76 69 524 Brooklyn 63 79 444 Boston 63 80 441 Cincinnati 63 86 426 It. Louis 49 98 333 j CALIFORNIA LEAGUE Club— Won Lost Pet I Stockton 78 42 650 Fresno 71 49 598 Watsonville 49 71 408 San Jose 42 78 860 NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE Club— Won Loot Pet. Vancouver 96 66 694 Portland 88 72 638 Seattle 87 78 631 Victoria SI 87 488 Tacoma 74 94 440 Spokane 89 94 422 f NATIONAL LgAGUE~~f YESTERDAY'S RKSULTS At Philadelphia: First game— li. H I",. Boston 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 O o—l ii 1 Philadelphia ...0 2000010 x—3 | | Batteries —Qulnn and Rarlden: Chalmers and Dooiu. Second game— B. II E Boston 0011 10 3 0 o—6 12 O Philadelphia .. .0 0000 22 0 3—7 13 2 Batteries- -Coehrebaa ami Gosrdy; ,vi"ian< 1 der. Killlfer and Doom. At Pittsburg— It. h j; Chicago li3o 00 0 2 o—7 12 2 Plttsbera i» i) oiio loo o—l b 0 Batteries - Humphreys and Fisher, Duffv: Cooper, McQuillan and Simon. AI R. H. B, Sew York 0400 08 0 0 2-8 tfi I Brooklyn 200000 000 —2 S 2 Batteries- -Marqnard and Key era, McLean Pteffer, Ragan and McCarthy. AMERICAN LEAGUE ~j ♦ — c- YESTERDAY'S RESULTS At New York— R. rj p; Washington ....(> 001001 2I- 7, 11 j New York 0020 oo v o o--2 4 1 Batterb-s- Johnson' and Ainsmlth; Ford aad Sweeney. At Boston— rj jj n Philadelphia ...10X 00010 1— 4' 4' '] Boston 1 .» 0 2 0 2 0 0 X 10 Latteries—Shawkey and Lapp; Moseley and Thomas. T"northwestTeague I ♦ ■ , 1 SPOKANE L PORTLAND 0 At Spokane ill innings 1-- It k m S[s>kane it «' 3 Portland v ]| ■ Butteries -Covejeskic nnd Altman; Martin" Eastley awl Muriay. VANCOUVER 7. VICTORIA 1 At Van. ouvcr— R. [j b Vnnc.aiver 7 jo Victoria 1 n Batteries—Harstad and Grladle; Barham and SEATTLE 11, TACOMA 8 11 14 0 Tacoinn o ~ Batteries—(}||>e and Cad man; MeQinnitT Belfsrd and Rarrls, • ' I CALIFORNIA LEAGUE~T + 1 WATSONVILLE 7, SAN JOSE 4 At Watsonville— D 11 ■ Watsonville 7 sg .', San Joae " 4 ]l' Battorle»~A»letl and Kaha; Pope and o'Don- BTOCKTON 8, FRESNO 1 At St.>ckton— p j j i.- Stockton 2 a 0 Preaso ]\ 1 5 g Batteries—.Jones and Simpson; Mclletiry and TOGO TO MEET McCUE CHICAOO, Sept. -6.—Another in teresting battle will be staged ln Wisconsin tonight. "Young" Togo, the Japanese lighter from Fort Smith Ark., will attrmut to take the meas ure of Matty McCue at Racine The Jap has fought Battling Nelson. Harry Forbes and a number of other good flphters. McCue and Togo will weigh In at 122 pounds at 3 o'clock. Tad j YESTERDAY'S RESULTS ] OAKLAND 5, VENICE 4 At San Francisco Venice RHP A 7 Oakland X II P A F, fnriisio. if o v i ii OiClenieseJf, 10201 Kane,of... 0 10 0 lb 3 114 0 6 Hayless.rf 0 1 :; v iri.eard.2b.. 0 1 4 •! 1 Braahr.Sh. l i l i oiZaoher.cf.. I t 1 M 7'Roa*, M. 1 3 to llKaylor.rf.. 0 0 1 on LttscM.fih 113 2 citsutnt.ati... 000 :i o MDoet, lbfi 2 R 0 i Cook.ss o 1 3 l l Klliott.c.. o o » 2 Odloiirer.c. 0 0 v 1 (• Petyoae, p O 002 0 Stone,p 0 0 0 4 0 klelmm... 1 i o 0 OjCoy 0 0 o 0 0 Uriftiu.r... O o o 0 O'Klullay.p.. 0 0 0 1 0 IKrelt.c 0 12 0 0 Total... 410 26 7 2l I Totul .". 027 10 3 Coy hatted for Stone in the fourth. Mi loan batted for Ferguson in the ninth. Tho out when v.-..■:, l ug run was scored. BUNS AND HITS HY INNINGS Venice 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1— 4 Basehlts 0 2 0 3 O 1 1 1 2—lo Oakland 2 0 0 0 2 0 A 0 1— 5 Basehlts 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0— 6 SUMMARY Pitchers' record—3 runs ami !S hits off Stone In ."> innings; 4 ruua and six hits off Ferguson In S Innings; credit victory to Killilay. charge defeat t<. Griffin. Three base hits—Backer. Ease, Mrlnan Two hese hits—McDonnell. Bra dear. Sacrifice hits—Lltacht, Leard <2>. Bae rifies fly—Elliott. First lias.' on called balls-- Off Ferguson I), 1 ff Klililav 2, off Griffin 8. Struck out—By Ferguson 10. hy Killilay 2. Hit by filched ball -Kane hy Mone. Clemens hj Ferguson. Kaylor !>y Griffin. Double id.iys iruest to Lean! to Gardner: McDonnell BBSS listed. Left on bases—Oakland H. Venice 0. Famed runs —Oakland 1, Venice 3. Stolen bases — Bayleea i2l. Kaylor. Time <if game 2 hours and 19 minutes, umpire* Finney and Phyle. AT PORTLAND Portland 4. San Franciaco 2 I ran RIIP AE| Portlnd RHP A F Mndrff.rf 1 0 2 0 OlChdbrn.cf. 112 10 MoAdl.3b 0 0 11 OlKores.lh. 2 2 0 10 Jhnsni.cr. 0 2 1 0 0 1 Uodgers.2b 0 2 2 4 1 SVliller.lf. 0 12 o©l Lindsay.3b 0 0 0 o 0 Downs,2b. (i 0 1 1 Oi Doane.rf... 0 0 1 0 0 !''>r»an.ss OI4H 1 : Loberjf... 002 0 0 Heard.lb 00 3 0 Ojßarry.c... 005 2 0 Schmidt.c 0 0 3 0 OjDavls.ss... 0 0 5 3 0 Fanning.p 0 10 0 olJamee.p... 1118 0 llognn.lh. no 6 0 1 MeOmk,3b 0 0 0 0 0 lie:.ley.p. 0 f> 0 0 0 Clarke..'.. 1020 04 Total... 4 62714 1 Overall... 0 0 o 0 0 Tobin 0 0 0 O 0' I.elfleld... O 0 0 0 0 Total. . 2 .-. 24 2j Orarall butted for Hrnloy In the ninth. Tooll ran tor Overall in the ninth. lielfleld batted for MeArdle in the ninth. Iti NS AM) HITS BY INNINGS San Francisco... .0 0 1 0 0 o 0 O 1 2 basehlts 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 o—3 Portland 0 i» 2 (> 2 0 0 0 x—4 Basehlts 0 0 3 0 3 l) 0 0 X—o SUMMARY Stolen bases—Fanning. Clarke. Chadbourne. Doane. Struck out—By Fanning 2. by Henley -■ hy James 7. First base ~n called bails Off James S. Two base hits Johnston (8) Cor han, Korea, Kodgers. Three base hit—Rodg frs. Hoßte run Korea. Double plavs—Rodg ■rs to Davis to Korea; Rodgera to Korea Sao rtflea hit—MeArdle. Inning:, pitched -By Fan a 'ag B. Wlt»- Off Fanning 0, runs 4 Time >f game 1 born tad BS minutes. C noire*— bush and Guthrie. LOS ANGELES 7. SACRAMENTO 0 At Los Angeles Seer*. it 11 PaEIL. a. rnp & ■ Ifoung.M .0 0 2 9 OlMaggart.cf 22400 kloran.rf,., 0121 o Howard, ib 1 21c, 1 0 sliinn.rf. . 0 0 4 I) 0 Bllis.lf 11110 fennat, lb 0 o 8 o t|Pafie,2b... 1127 o l. Hum.if 0 110 OiKrneger, rf 110 10 llllhan.3b 0 0 2 <> 0 MetsgYr.Sb o 0210 Knwhy. 2l> 0 •> 3 2 1 Johnson ss. 0 2 12 0 Silas, C.... it 1 4 1 liltolcs.c... .0 0 0 X 0 iviiiims.p o 0 0 2 OlCbeeh.p... i i i i n Munsell.p. 010 3 tl — ——J T0ta1.... 71027 IB 0 Total. . 0 424 15 41 RUNS AND HITS BY INNINGS ineramouto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Baseblti 0 1 n 0 i i 1 o o— 4 ,os Angeles 0 1 3 O I n 2 v x — 7 Basebtti 0 l :t o 2 o 3 l x—lo SUMMARY Stolen baaeg—Howard, Litis. Page. Kruoger. Pitcher's eeeerd - hit* and 2 runs off Williams ii 2 toning*, taken out In third, with one on UK] nose out : charge defent to Williams. Three inse hit—Maggart. Two base hit—Kills. Sacri lee hits -Howard (B>, Metzger. Sacrifice By fCrneger, First base on called balls—Off wn lams 2. oil' Chech 1. off Munsell 1. Struck out By Munsell 3. Double play Kenworthv to Voting to Tennant. Passed ball — Bliss. lift by .itched hi II -Xl in ger by Munsell. Time of ;i.:ne t hour and 50 minutes. Umpires—Mc '.irtliy and Held. Frank Klaus on Way To Fight McGoorty CHICAGO. Sept. 26.—Chicagoans are not going to get an opportunity to see Frank Klaus in action before he enters the ring Monday night in Milwaukee with Kddie McGoorty. The Pittsburg "bearcat" today is heading tiiis way, but will make only a brief stop, continuing on to the scene of battle. FVanW* is due here about 5:30 this afternoon and Is billed to catch a 7 o'clock train for the Beer City. Silk Hat Harry's Divorce Suit Gossip of Coast League Diamonds There is some excellent material in the Oakland club, and with a couple | of other good men it would be right up with the other clubs. In Coy and Znclier the Oaks have a pair of nifty fielders, but they need another gar dener, as Kaylor and Clemens, a pair of youngsters whom Mitze has been trying out, are hardly up to the standard. With Gardner. Ness. Leard, Cook. Hetling. Guest and Devlin, the Oaks will not be in the need of lnfielders. If Mitze continues to remain with the club along wlth.Rohrer, Develin will not need to hunt for catchers, as they are as good as any backstops in the league. Pitchers are needed hy the Oaks. That has been the trouble all year. Probably Stone and Schwenk will de liver, and if so Develin will not be re quired to make any changes. * * # Stone, the new pitcher the Oaks ac quired from the St. Louis Browns, made his debut on the mound yester day at Oakland, but his initial start could hardly be termed a success. He worked four innings and was taken out in favor of Jack Ktllilay, who pitched the remaining Innings of the game. The Tigers touched up Stone rather freely, getting five drives off him and three runs. It would be hard to judge the newcomer on yesterday's perform ance, as he has had but little work all season. He was what would be termed on the racetrack a "short.'' He showed, however, that he has good control and knows how to field his position. Yesterday's game should be thrown out when it comes to pass ing Judgment on the new man. * * * For a single admission the fans will be treated to a double header this afternoon when the Tigers and Oaks will hook up at Recreation park. The game of Tuesday, which resulted in a tie, will he played off. ' The first contest is scheduled to start at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. * * * Cy Parkin, former pitcher in the Oaks, who is just recovering from a serious attack of typhoid fever, was a visitor at the game. Cy is still in a weakened condition, but he is im proving dally. His friends and playing mates of the Pacific Coast league are to give him a benefit. The clubs or the league are to make individual contributions and the Coast league will also help out. Parkin expects to leave shortly for Hudson, S. D.," where he will spend the winter with his mother. * * * Jack Killilay was, in his old time form yesterday, lie should have shut the Tigers out during his five frames on the hill. Bayless' hit in the ninth, with ate loan on third, was rather lucky. Cook was caught off stride and then the ball took a bad bound over his dome. With Meloan on third and one out Jack showed his hand by striking out the reliable Johnny Kane. * * * Clemens is mighty slow in recover ing hits. Meloan and Kane secured three base hits because Clemens took plenty of time in recovering the ball. V A White Satin Striped Madras Collar that won't spread at the top on account of the Linocord \ Unbreakable ButtontuAes, used only in , Ide Silver \ Collars sizes 2 for 25c Now on sale at all the best shops Geo. P. Ide & Co, Troy, N. Y. Also Makers of Ide ShoU I NEW BOSS OF THE OAKS SHOULD INFUSE M'GRAW SPIRIT INTO THE TEAM Arthur Devlin, Late of the Giants and Braves, Looks Like the Man Needed to Pull That Weak Transbay Team Out of the Hole Next Year; Outfielders and Pitchers Very Badly Needed JOE MURPHY Those who ventured to guess the name of the new leader of the Oaks missed it badly, and the announcement that he would be Infielder Arthur Devlin, who is best known to the baseball world through his connection with the New York Giants, came as a distinct surprise. Flow ever, the selection is looked upon by the baseball bugs as a wise one. President Leavitt of the Oaks secured Develin from the Boston Na tionals. He went to the Braves in 1912, playing various intield positions until about two months ago, when he was turned over temporarily to the Rochester club, the Bostons still having strings on him. it i« evident:. Leavitt's idea when he secured Develin to infuse some of that Muggsy McGraw fighting spirit into the Oaks. It is a well known fact that for yea.rs Devlin was Mc- Graw's right hand man, nnd the latter frequently conferred with Develin in directing the New York team. Dev lin's long and close association with McGraw, considered one of the great est baseball leaders the game has known, should fit him for a success ful diamond leader. Devlin plans to come out here on October 1 and look ove rthe existing conditions, but he will not lake hold of the team until the end of the pres ent season. Leavitt says Devlin has been given a free hand to go ahead and reconstruct the tail end Oaks into a winning combination. The task ahead of him looks like a difficult one on paper, but the real fact is that the transbay club is a i better baseball organization than it ! appears at the present time. The Smokers of good judgment have pronounced the R. B. Cigar to be tlie best five-Cent smoke sold. Perfec% ' ly„ blended, individually; wrapped. • S. BACHMAN & CO., Inc. |Distribiitcrs Cal^ club is in a deplorable state, but a little shaking up by an business like leader would soon whip It looks as if Howard and his gang are after Bush. They made it mighty warm for the "ump" man yesterday tn the north. He was forced to throw Del and MeArdle out of the game. * » ♦ I really believe that Howard and his gang would sooner beat the Bea vers than any other club In the league. Not that the playe-s arc not good fellows, but the>« &impiy like to beat McCredie. whom it is alleged is * * * Jf Charley Chech was ln great form in the south, holding" the Wolves to four hits, shutting them out. Jack Williams, the league's leading pitcher, was slammed off the hill after pitch ing two innings. It looks as if the Angels have recovered their stride.